the Music

If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It

Coming soon!  Projected release date in late June/early July 2015.

Tracks

  • 1. Walk The Dog clip
  • 2. Everybody Does It Now clip
  • 3. Why Don't You Do Right? clip
  • 4. If It Don't Fit Don't Force It clip
  • 5. All Of Me clip
  • 6. I'll Fly Away clip
  • 7. Jug Band Blues clip
  • 8. I Want To Be Bad clip
  • 9. Ukulele Lady clip
  • 10. Bill Bailey clip
  • 11. Summertime clip
  • 12. New Rubbin' On That Darned Old Thing clip
  • 13. If You Want Me To Love You clip
  • 14. Five Foot Two clip
  • 15. Wayward Gal Blues clip
  • 16. Let's Get Drunk Again clip

Jug Band Blues

I owe a big debt of gratitude (and possibly some money, now that I think about it…) to blues mandolinist Rich DelGrosso.  He has been both a personal inspiration and a guide through the original blues mandolin repertoire of the 1920s and ‘30s.  His book Mandolin Blues: From Memphis to Maxwell Street has now provided transcriptions for two of my own recordings—“Dallas Rag” on Memphis Stomp, and this piece here, which I am calling “Jug Band Blues”.  Rich originally transcribed this as a representative sampling of blues playing in the style of Vol Stevens, who played mandolin for the Memphis Jug Band.